Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ tells the story of a journey through hell, purgatory and paradise. Now the poem itself is being sent on an awe-inspiring trip of its own. As Italy marks 700 years since the poet's death, his masterpiece will face the final frontier. A publishing company in Bologna, specialising in art books, has managed to convince five spac...

A cycle of 4 lectures by Professor Luigi Ballerini (Emeritus UCLA): First session: June 4, 6 PM EST Dante’s Ulysses and Boccaccio’s Guido Cavalcanti: early examples of a renewed concept of VIRTUE. The value of LITERATURE. Second session: June 11, 6 PM EST Florentine Humanism – A philological approach to Greek and Latin Texts. The Fall of Constantin...

On March 25, 2021, in a letter to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death, Pope Francis called the Italian poet "a prophet of hope." That may surprise readers who best know Dante for his Inferno, a celebrated account of his passage into the underworld — a hell with nine circles, each more terrible than the last.  Inferno is the...

Italy’s most famous poet, Dante Alighieri, was forced from his native town of Florence because of his political affiliation. This is the assertion from a group of lawyers in May 2021, despite the exile taking place over 700 years ago. The father of the Italian language was exiled in 1302 and later sentenced to death following a coup by his politica...

Tuesday, May 25. 7 to 9 pm EDT. Presented by Dr. Snjezana Smodlaka. Organized by Casa Belvedere. REGISTER HERE. Much has been said about the great influence and impact that Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece – Divine Comedy – had on the Italian language and on Italian and world literature. Dante’s decision to write not in Latin, but in the dialect of hi...

It is hard to imagine that a country as rich in history and culture as Italy could trace a great deal of its heritage back to one single person. However, that is exactly the case with Dante Alighieri. Regarded as The Supreme Poet, Dante's Divine Comedy is considered Italy's most important literary work. Dante's depiction of the afterlife through th...

Welcome to the 45th annual celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month. Each year, the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of New York, Inc., (IHCC-NY, Inc.) selects a new theme and then proceeds to publish a theme poster and publish its “Calendar of Events” for the annual October celebration. We encourage you to...

Sunday, May 16 | 6:00PM | Online Lecture. Dante in Boston Museums. Lecture presented by Danielle Carrabino Ph.D - Smith College Museum of Art. Online: www.events.dantemass.org RSVP Here. Boston is a city full of artistic treasures. In honor of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death, we will explore key works of art in Boston Museums relat...

WHEN: May 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM (ET) - WHERE: Zoom Webinar - EVENT LANGUAGE: English Webinar, Registration Required (REGISTER HERE) Our series of commemorative events for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, master poet and Father of the Italian language, continues with The Metamorphosis of Beatrice: Love and Justice from Dante’s "Vi...

Since Dante’s Week was a few weeks ago, I’ve decided to pay him homage for a bit longer. The Accademia della Crusca has been posting a word a day from his masterpiece, The Devine Comedy, in honor of the 700th anniversary of his death; and I must say, some are quite unexpected. So I decided to give you a tour of some of the most interesting words an...